I attribute my consistency to developing a good routine... habits if you will! I use the 'Bedtime' function on my iPhone that has an alarm to remind me to go to bed 30 minutes before the time I need to be asleep to achieve my goal. Once that alarm goes off, if I haven't already had it, I drink a combination of True Protein ZMA and creatine mixed with about 250-300mL of water. ZMA is a combination of zinc, magnesium and Vitamin B6. These ingredients help to enhance sleep, aid in recovery and to support your nervous system. Creatine is a supplement that aids in muscle growth and is found to help you perform better in the gym.
Depending on whether my husband is at work or not, I will send him a good night message so that he has time to reply before I decide to get into bed. Then it's time to take the puppy outside for 'toilet' time and to lock up the house. Before finally climbing into bed, I wash my face, go to the bathroom and turn the main bedroom light off.
I now have purchased a lamp, so that is turned on while I finish the last tasks of ensuring that my alarm is set, put my Apple Watch on charge and if I haven't done my 20 minutes of reading for the day, do that - without looking at my phone again before turning my lamp off and rolling over to enjoy a good night's sleep :)
I love hearing how other people organise themselves and what other habits I could add to my routine to make my life more relaxing!! On that note - I'm off to bed!!